Knoydart Expedition

Barrisdale - April 4-8, 1988

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Knoydart is one of Scotland's great wilderness areas. No roads lead to this west-coast peninsula, and access is afforded by boat (from Corran or Kinloch Hourn), or a seven-mile footpath from the road-end at Kinloch Hourn. But the rewards are great, leading to a hidden land boasting three wonderful mountains, Ladhar Bheinn, Meall Bhuidhe and Luinne Bheinn. This page documents an expedition by Powis Acadeny, Aberdeen during a spell of sunny April weather.

Snow-capped Ladhar Bheinn seen from our overnight camp near Arnisdale
Charles McTavish preparing to ferry the group across Loch Hourn
The first cargo ready to sail
Heading for Barrisdale Bay with Ladhar Bheinn in the background
Lunching in Barrisdale Bothy
Luinne Bheinn from Barrisdale
Paul and James in Barrisdale Bay at low tide
Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe seen from above Mam Barrisdale
Ladhar Bheinn from the summit of
Stob a'Chearcail
Overlooking Loch Hourn from
Stob a'Chearcail
Meall Buidhe from Ladhar Bheinn
A bank of cloud wafts between
Ladhar Bheinn and Luinne Bheinn
Approaching the summit of
Ladhar Bheinn
Heading west along the summit ridge
The summit of Ladhar Bheinn
viewed from the Munro's west top
Luinne Bheinn and Meall Buidhe
seen from the summit of Ladhar Bheinn
View east along Loch Hourn
towards Skiary
View west along Loch Hourn
from Skiary
Runival
Looking towards Sgurr na Sgine from Runival
Starting an ascent of Luinne Bheinn
from Mam Unndalain
Meall Buidhe from Luinne Bheinn
The Summit of Luinne Bheinn
Ben Aden and Sgurr na Ciche from Luinne Bheinn